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1. Worthy of imitation; commendable: exemplary behavior.
2. Serving as a model.
3. Serving as an illustration; typical.
4. Serving as a warning; admonitory.

[From Middle English exaumplarie, exemplere, an exemplar; see exemplar.]

ex′em·plar′i·ly (ĕg′zəm-plâr′ə-lē) adv.
ex·em′pla·ri·ness, ex′em·plar′i·ty (ĕg′zəm-plăr′ĭ-tē) n.


the quality of being exemplary
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In addition, the realization and technical terms - particularly in relation to its sustainability and its energy standards - ensure exemplarity and allow flexible use concept.
In fact, the exemplarity or canonicity of these representations are not specific to Port-Royal, but underlie strategies of reading and reception that deserve to be studied within the purview of Carthusian devotional practices.
Contrasting other readings of "El celoso extremeno" which locate the story's exemplarity in "its condemnation of solipsism or as a defense of the freedom of choice," the author argues "for a complementary reading in which it embodies a religio-aesthetic allegory" (99).
Tony Hunt has convincingly argued that the exemplarity of this introduction-epilogue is in fact so problematic, that the only significance it can have is located at the level of self-referentiality: by concealing so much of the 'true' problematic of the story (namely the utterly evil Duchess, the ensuing dilemmas of loyalties, and the impossibility of concealment), the introduction-epilogue "argues the case for its own concealment i.
That is one aspect of the use of examples, but Mall will examine at length the question of exemplarity in the work, disentangling its many functions, some of which are linked loosely if at all to the distinction between novel and treatise.
Some of the censure stems from the biographical approach to her writings that dominated criticism until the "early 1980s" and that evaluated the merit of her ideas according to the exemplarity of her life (1-2).
On the one hand, friendship as depicted in "De l'amitie" is primarily a testimony about Montaigne's dead friend; accordingly, it is situated, or presents itself as situated, outside of power and mediation, deeply embedded in a rhetoric of exemplarity which needs to idealize and immortalize the other, and thus inevitably alters its subject matter.
2) In the years since, a diverse range of scholars have followed Wallace, recommending a full reassessment of writings about Hurston and of Hurston's writings: one that loosens the "tight chemise"(3) of exemplarity that has circumscribed Hurston's literary reputation in recent decades; one that enables debate about her more problematic textual positions and productions; and, perhaps especially, one that moves beyond the acknowledged mid-thirties masterpieces Their Eyes Were Watching God and Mules and Men and into the neglected areas of the early and late phases of Hurston's career.
The Focus will be placed on the exemplarity of this exhibition presents, for the first time, original works by the artist on the scene of inspiration and creation.
Such indexes include, over the course of the early modern period, the "acquisition of a historical mental map" and "the emergence of a sense of the past as continuous process" with causality rather than simple analogy and exemplarity now playing a central role (36).
In Chapter 8, "Negative Exemplarity in Marriage Plots- Cervantes and Beyond" he takes up the matter of Maria de Zayas as a literary heiress of Cervantes: "Maria de Zayas, a close contemporary of Cervantes and one of the first to comment on his writing indirectly, appears to have understood the embedded tensions in Cervantes's idealistic fiction.